Saturday, April 17, 2010

An explosive loaded RC Sub sank the ROK Cheonan


On March 26, 2010, the ROK warship Cheonan mysteriously sank in the West Sea of Korea. After an initial examination of the stern of the Navy corvette Cheonan 20 days later on April 15, 2010, the ROK military tentatively concluded that the corvette had not been hit directly by a torpedo but broke in two due to a bubble jet created by an underwater explosion of it. To this explanation, some analysts expressed their different opinion. They think the KOR warship Cheonan was more likely sunk by a bomb-armed RC sub, but not a proximity-fused torpedo as the ROK investigative team guessed.

Comparing with the proximity-fused torpedo, some analysts believe a high explosive loaded RC sub seems easier to conduct the attack to the corvette Cheonan. The Youtube video on the bottom of the article shows one kind of similar RC submarine. With today’s technology, this kind of sub can be absolutely explosive armed and modified to be wire controlled. It can be steered from a mother submarine and be detonated with an accurate distance under a targeting ship. Oppositely, it is not easy to conduct a not-directly-hit hit by launching a torpedo from a submarine, even if the torpedo used is a proximity-fused one.